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Flags waved at Australia Day Parade

Flags waved at Australia Day Parade


98.7 RPP FM among the community covering an iconic local event 

Once again the annual Main Street Mornington Australia Day Parade for 2016 didn’t disappoint onlookers with a procession of community based businesses and services reminding locals how lucky they are to live in Australia.

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Judy & Bob

Bob Phillips and his striking wife Judy Banks-Phillips, both presenters of the RPP FM Sugar n’ Spice program, and Bob, presenter of his program the Late, Late Brekky Show, took to the street to cover the parade live to air in the RPP FM Outside Broadcast van.

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Angie and the big brass band

New rookie to the mix, Angie Waters (who is Debra Mar’s co-host on The Breakfast Table radio program) entertained audiences as she meandered through the moving procession to interview participates.

There was a total of 40 local businesses and services who delighted the crowd from dancing girls, stilt walkers, ‘Eric the Red’ on his unicycle and Amazing Toys to charity groups, community clubs, SES, CFA, Police and the Mornington Youth & Citizens Band.

australia day3The parade completed it’s journey at Mornington Park for Official Proceedings and Flag Raising Ceremony. It was a wonderful afternoon had by all.

australia day4Thank you to the RPP FM crew for their mighty effort covering this well-attended event.



Photography Rab Siddhi

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Debra Mar Working many years in the corporate world in Melbourne and overseas, Debra found herself in the fashion industry as a designer after studying 3 years at RMIT. She now producers and presenters her own radio program The Breakfast Table every Tuesday 6-9am and writes for a local magazine. With a love of writing and being involved in the community, she has a certain curiosity of what makes people ‘tick’, Debra also writes feature stories and updates details on the RPP FM website.